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New climate reconstruction study claims humans have been causing warming since the onset of the Industrial Revolution.

From the ignoring natural variation with confirmation bias department Brian Lindauer writes Apparently it IS worse than we thought… A new paper published in Nature purports to find a connection between mid-nineteenth century warming and the beginning of the industrial revolution. And, since no correlation is too small to be a causation, this is now…

Antarctica's annual mean surface mass balance estimated using CMIP5 climate models. Future snowfall increases will also likely be largest around the edges of the continent, where storms blow in and temperatures tend to be warmer. CREDIT Previdi and Polvani, 2016.

Increasing Antarctic snowfall may offset sea-level rise

From THE EARTH INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY By mid-century, more Antarctic snowfall may help offset sea-level rise Increasing precipitation masked by natural variability — for now When Antarctica’s air temperature rises, moisture in the atmosphere increases. That should mean more snowfall on the frozen continent. So why hasn’t that trend become evident in Antarctica’s surface…

Krafla geothermal power station

Hump Day Hilarity – infinite carbon loop

Russell Cook writes: I kid you not. From tonight’s (8/23/16) PBS NewsHour broadcast segment titled “To combat climate change, these scientists are turning CO2 into rock“, these quotes from the discussion segment host and two of the speakers, regarding recapturing CO2 from Icelandic geothermal activity: MALCOLM BRABANT: “Because it is self-contained within the geothermal power…